Monday, September 22, 2008

The Best Lemon Squares!!!

These really are the BEST lemon squares i've made so far.
Like everyone with the chocolate chip cookie recipe, i've been searching for that one, great lemon square recipe. And I THINK, i may have found far!
They're just the PERFECT texture, and perfect amount of lemon flavor. Soo creamy, and just greattt.
Possibly the best ever Lemon Squares
3/4 plus 2 tblsp. all purpose flour
1/3 cup powdered sugar-plus extra for garnishing
2 tblsp. cornstarch
3/8 tblsp. salt(use 1/4 tsp. plus extra pinch)
6 tblsp. unsalted butter, cut into pieces 

2 large eggs
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tblsp. all purpose flour
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tblsp. half and half
1/8 tsp. salt

Don't preheat oven quite yet. Line an 8 inch square pan with foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray.
Pulse flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch, and salt in food processor. Add butter and process to blend, 8-10 seconds, then pulse until coarse. Pour what will seem like a very *dry* mixture into the lined pan and press over the pan bottom. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. While it chills, you can make the filling.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. When oven is preheated, bake pre-chilled crust for 18-20 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.
Filling: Lightly beat the eggs, sugar, flour together in a bowl. I used a fork. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, half and half, and salt and mix well.

Reduce oven temp. to 325 degrees. Stir filling again, then pour over **warm** crust. Bake for 20 minutes or until filing no longer appears wet and shaky. 

Set on wire rack to cool to room temp. Lift from pan, place on cutting board, dust with powdered sugar and cut into bars.

***I put mine in the fridge, and chilled the bars.
Chilled overnight makes them even better if u ask me!!


The Food Librarian said...

Thank you! I keep searching for a lemon bar recipe...I'm going to give these a try. Yours looks great!

Anna said...

Hi Bronte,

I am so glad to hear you liked the lemon squares. Hooray! Also, thanks for linking to Cookie Madness. You have some great recipes here on your blog and I'm looking forward to stealing a few. Those pink and white cupcakes look amazing.

Passionate Baker said...

thank you anna!!

please feel free to take whatever u like!!